Parents are welcome and highly encouraged to visit Orchard School. For the safety of our staff and students, all visitors must check in at the front office to sign-in and receive a visitor’s badge. The badge must be worn at all times while the visitor is on campus. To ensure the safety of our students, visitors without a badge will be asked to go to the office to get one.
If you would like to become a frequent volunteer working with students on a regular basis, please complete a frequent volunteer application in the school office. In accordance with School District Board Policy Number 1240, the application will be taken to the Sheriff’s Department to complete a Megan’s Law check.
While on campus visiting and/or volunteering, we ask that you do not
use your cell phone. It is a disruption/ distraction to learning in the classroom and activities on the playground.
The Twin Rivers Unified School District Governing Board encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge, and abilities with our students. We believe that community volunteers in our schools enrich the educational program, and strengthen our schools’ relationships with homes, businesses, public agencies, and private institutions. The presence of volunteers on our school campus also contributes to school safety. We also recognize that parents/guardians are their children's first and most influential teachers, and that continued parental involvement in the education of children contributes greatly to student achievement, as well as a positive school environment.
To ensure the positive involvement of parents at our schools, the staff will help
parents/guardians develop parenting skills, provide support for their children’s academic efforts, and assist in their development to become responsible members of society. The staff will also inform parents/guardians that they can directly effect the success of their children’s learning, and provide them with techniques and strategies that they may use to improve their children’s academic success, as well as help their children learn at home. The staff will maintain effective communication between home and school, so parents/guardians know how and when to help their children to support classroom learning activities. Lastly, the staff will encourage parents/guardians to serve as volunteers in the schools, attend student performances and school meetings, and participate in site councils, advisory councils and other activities in which they may undertake governance, advisory, and advocacy roles.
All parents are encouraged to become involved in the educational process by learning more about the school program, visiting the school, volunteering to help with special projects, attending meetings, and assisting their child(ren) with studies at home. In addition, parents can volunteer by being an elected member of one of the following committees: